[sarex] Discovery at Space Station
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Thu Oct 25 11:03:32 PDT 2007
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*Discovery at Space Station, Joint Operations Begin
* 25 October 2007
Peggy Whitson and Pam MelroyImage Above: Expedition 16 Commander Peggy
Whitson (left) welcomes STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy aboard the
International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TV:
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The STS-120 crew entered the International Space Station for the first
time after the hatches between the station and Space Shuttle Discovery
opened at 10:39 a.m. EDT today.
Space Shuttle Discovery and the STS-120 crew arrived at the
International Space Station at 8:40 a.m., delivering a new module and
crew member to the orbital outpost.
One of the first major tasks was the station crew rotation. STS-120
Mission Specialist Daniel Tani switched places with Expedition 16 Flight
Engineer Clayton Anderson, who wrapped up a four-month tour of duty as
an Expedition crew member. Tani is scheduled to stay on the station
until he returns to Earth with STS-122 later this year.
Tani officially became a member of Expedition 16 when his custom-made
seat liner was swapped out with Anderson’s in the Soyuz spacecraft
docked to the station.
Also, preparations will begin today for the first of five scheduled
STS-120 spacewalks. The first spacewalk is set to kick off at 6:28 a.m.
+ STS-120 Mission Overview
+ Harmony Node 2
+ Space Shuttle Discovery
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